The Anahuacalli Museum Summary. This museum shows more than 2,000 pre-Hispanic pieces from Diego Rivera’s personal collection, mostly of the western Mexico, Mayans and Mexica Peoples. The house of this collection is a large, imposing volume, built of gray and black volcanic rock, from the soil on which the museum building is now; volcanic lava of
Soumaya Museum CDMX The Soumaya Museum houses a collection that displays over thirty centuries of universal culture and history; it is one of the newest additions to the urban landscape of Mexico City. An emblematic and unmistakable building in the northeastern part of Mexico City, in Plaza Carso, close to the fashionable Polanco neighborhood.
The Turibus service MXCY The Turibus in Mexico City is a panoramic bus service mainly intended for visitors; offering four routes covering the most popular and touristic sites, showcasing Mexico City’s history, architecture, culture, stores, malls and cuisine. This service offers seeing the most interesting places and learn how life in this city is like.
Chapultepec Park “El Bosque de Chapultepec” (Chapultepec Woods) is a large city park in the heart of Mexico City covering 678 hectares divided in sections; this zone represents almost half of the green areas within the metropolitan area; it is the most visited park both by locals and tourists from all over the world. The
Anish Kapoor at the MUAC The artist Sir Anish Kapoor is a “rock star” of the world of contemporary sculpture and is well-known for “ArcelorMittal Orbit”, the observation tower at the heart of the Olympic Park in London, where the 2012 Games were held. His work is being presented for the first time in Latin
UNAM’s Sculptural Space The Sculptural Space (Espacio Escultórico) is a land space sculpture near the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, within the university town (known as “Ciudad Universitaria”); built between 1952-1954, to replace its old historical buildings at downtown Mexico City; to celebrate the great expansion of public education in Mexico
Plaza Garibaldi This renowned square is located in historic downtown Mexico City and can be fun, interesting and even a bit challenging. Actors, songwriters, composers, painters, writers, intellectuals and passersby, looking for live Mexican music to take elsewhere, go to this site every day. This square has been featured in movies and telenovela (soup-opera) episodes,
Mayan names and their meaning National, regional and local languages are not only a way to communicate and relate to one another, but also create an identity within the people. In the South and Southwestern regions of Mexico, which were originally inhabited by Mayans, people consider these pre-Hispanic tongues as a part of their identity,
Mexican cinema 1930-1950 After the Mexican Revolution, Mexico’s film industry went through a period of stagnation due to political issues and instability and a lack of funding. Around 1930 the Mexican film industry was re-engaged by means of good and not so good films – the latter ones being of low quality and containing poor
Traditional Mexican Clothing The rich variety of Mexican textiles includes huipiles, jorongos, frayed garments, zarapes, sombreros and colorful blouses. This country’s traditional clothing displays a variety of colorful designs, cloth and fabrics which make them eye catching. Mexico’s textile tradition is so rich that each region shows different designs and colors, allowing for each area
Carlos Mérida at Polytechnic Institute “Poetic Geometry of Color”. Temporary Exhibition dedicated to the artist. Carlos Mérida (Guatemala, 1891-Ciudad de México, 1984) painter, sculptor and muralist. The temporary exhibition “Carlos Mérida. Poetic geometry of color” is presented at the Centro Cultural Jaime Torres Bodet, in the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico. Inaugurated on March 30, 2016
Nightlife Mexico City Bars, restaurants, theaters, museums, long walks through hoses and buildings from the nineteenth century and from the early twenties and thirties of the twentieth century, and all else is in Mexico City, one of the largest and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Its attractions are many and varied, we would need much
Mexican muralist The Mexican muralist movement emerged in the early XX century, as an artistic movement with educational purposes, this movement was essentially focused to honor the identity of the Mexican people and showing the achievements of the Mexican Revolution, exalting the indigenous art, as well as the Aztec and Mayan cultures aside from the
Mexican Serape The word serape (sarape in Spanish) comes from how the Spaniards heard the sound of the pre-Hispanic word tzalanpepechtli (tzalan ‘interweaving’ and pepechtli ‘thick blanket padded’). The Mexican serape, a kind of blanket, a distinctive garment of the folkloric Mexican dressing, is usually made with cotton or wool. Serapes are usually made with two
José Guadalupe Posada’s Art If there is an icon of Mexican folk art this is Jose Guadalupe Posada. Posada’s art characterized by its illustrations, caricatures and engravings, where death seems to have a very special place. In its early years Posada, worked producing drawings, copying religious images and as assistant at a pottery workshop, to later